It is sooo trite to refer to a movie that takes place in 19th century London as “jolly good,” but “Hysteria” (2012) is. It really is. I’d also like to say it’s one of those “they don’t make movies like that anymore” kind of movies, as if there was a whole genre of movies about vibrators (well, there is actually, but that’s not the point). It’s a romantic comedy hiding inside a period piece on wacko medical advancements in the late 1800s. You see the climax coming (pun intended) from a mile away. Maggie Gyllenhaal is in it. Jolly good!

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